Tag Archives: Ministry of Agriculture

LAND DEGRADATION

A Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Validation Workshop was held here last week. The Training Workshop was spearheaded by the Forestry Department, as part of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, {UNCCDE}. Director of Forestry Services, Fitzgerald Providence said the session was geared at achieving targets under Sustainable Development Goal 15, to reduce land… Continue Reading →

FISHERMANS DAY HOWARD

The Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries said it will continue to provide training and other opportunities for local fisherfolk, as part of ongoing efforts to develop and sustain the fishing industry. The assurance came from Chief Fisheries Officer, Jennifer Cruickshank-Howard, as she addressed Friday’s launch of the 2019 Fisherman’s Month… Continue Reading →

FORESTRY AND ECOSYSTEM CONCERNS

The Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture is appealing to people to be mindful as to how they use the nation’s forested areas for recreational purposes. This appeal was made by Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards, who said they want to have some level of control brought to this development. Mr. Richards said while… Continue Reading →

FORESTRY CONTINUES UNION ISLAND GECKO WORK

The Forestry Service in to the Ministry of Agriculture is continuing  work to ensure the preservation and protection of the endemic colorful Gecko which was found on Union Island, a few years ago. Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards told NBC News, that the Gonatodes Daudini also known as the Grenadines Clawed Gecko was illegally poached… Continue Reading →

HUNTING AND OVERHUNTING

The 2018 to 2019 Hunting Season for Mammals and Reptiles will end this Thursday January 31st. The season opened on October 1st and the Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture said it continues to work to ensure that the population of these animals are not overhunted. The animals currently on the open list are:… Continue Reading →

BREADFRUIT EXHIBITION

A Mini Exhibition was held yesterday to mark 226 years since the Breadfruit was introduced here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Captain William Bligh. The Exhibition was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in collaboration with Massey Stores. Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Michael Gloster said the main… Continue Reading →

SVG SOIL ANALYSIS

Three preliminary recommendations have been put forward, in relation to the application of fertilizer for the soil here in St. Vincent  and the Grenadines, based on analysis conducted at the Soil laboratory at Campden Park. The Laboratory was established as part of a project dubbed: Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations and Improving Fruit and Vegetable Production Technology…. Continue Reading →